Punjab

Punjab

[puhn-jahb, puhn-jahb]
noun
1.
a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan.
2.
a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh.
3.
a province in NE Pakistan. 79,284 sq. mi. (205,330 sq. km). Capital: Lahore.
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Punjab (pʌnˈdʒɑːb, ˈpʌndʒɑːb)
 
n
1.  (formerly) a province in NW British India: divided between India and Pakistan in 1947
2.  a state of NW India: reorganized in 1966 as a Punjabi-speaking state, a large part forming the new state of Haryana; mainly agricultural. Capital: Chandigarh. Pop: 24 289 296 (2001). Area: 50 255 sq km (19 403 sq miles)
3.  a province of W Pakistan: created in 1947. Capital: Lahore. Pop: 82 710 000 (2003 est). Area: 205 344 sq km (127 595 sq miles)

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Punjab
region on the Indian subcontinent, from Hindi Panjab, from Pers. panj "five" + ab "water." So called for its five rivers.
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punjab

state of India. It is located in the northwestern part of the subcontinent. It is bounded on the north by the state of Jammu and Kashmir, on the east by the state of Himachal Pradesh, on the south by the states of Haryana and Rajasthan, and on the west by Pakistan.

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